My Korean Drama List
Even though Korean Drama has been sweeping around the world in the past decade, however, I must admit that I only started watching and got addicted to Korean Drama last year. I decided to create my own lists of Korean Drama which I have watched.
Most of the list of Korean Drama below are mostly the latest Korean Drama. I have heard many rave reviews about Winter Sonata, Autumn in My Heart, Coffee Prince and Mary stayed out all night. I'm thinking of spending time during this year's Christmas holiday to catch up with these dramas as well.
Image Source: Screengrab from The Princess' Man
My Encounter with Korean Drama
It all began when my friend suggested Dae Jang Geum, a Korean Sageuk / Traditional drama about cooking, medicine and one girl's tough journey to rise up and becoming the first female physician in that era.
Straight after watching Jang Geum, I watched Dong Yi, which is another Korean Sageuk drama but this drama evolves the story about an ordinary girl who enters the palace, falls in love with King Sukjong and gave birth to a son who later on becomes King Yeongjo, the 21st King of Joseon Dynasty.
Because I really love Han Hyo Joo and Bae Soo Bin playing their roles in Dong Yi, I decided to look for their other drama and found out that they both played in Brilliant Legacy / Shining Inheritance. Brilliant Legacy is truly a great family drama and soon after I've fallen in love with their four main casts, Lee Seung Gi, Han Hyo Joo, Moon Chae Woon and Bae Soo Bin.
Soon after, I discovered that Lee Seung Gi is the permanent cast member of Korea's variety show, 1Night 2Days. This variety show left me with a deep impression about Korean beauty and I really hope I can visit Korea sometimes next year to discover its beauty with my own eyes.
Besides watching variety show, now I begin to follow Korean Drama passionately and have started to watch it live even though I barely understand it. :D Thankfully, while watching it live, there are few people who share the storyline in forums & twitter which have helped me a lot to understand the story.
List of Korean Drama that I've watched
Dae Jang Geum
Real life story of Dae Jang Geum who rose up becoming the first female King's physician despite all the harsh and unfair treatment she received during her time at the palace resulting her being kicked out of the palace several time.
Dae Jang Geum is a drama about food, medicine, determination, life journey and proof that we can do anything if we put our mind on it.
At that time, it is impossible for woman to be physician, let alone to be King's physician. But she earned King's trust and even implemented several medicine methods which were seemed "taboo" to be used during that era. An amazing journey of little Jang Geum who initially entered the palace to learn to be the highest kitchen lady, but her tenacity and positive outlook towards life making her branched out into learning medicine.
Follow the journey of Choi Dong Yi who entered the palace in order to discover and uncover the reason behind his father's and brother's death.
Dong Yi is a drama about power, sincerity, and music.
Little Dong Yi had to suffer from her young age as her father and brother were killed. With her brother's friend help, she entered the palace in the bureau of music and along the way she found out about the tricks employed by one of King's concubine which used every dirty tricks to earn her way to become Queen. As she tried to uncover the truth, King Sukjong fallen in love with her and she gave birth to a son who became the 21st King of Joseon Dynasty.
However, as she is not a person who wanted power, she decided that she didn't want to become Queen.
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is a drama about love and sacrifice.
A journey of 500 years old Gumiho who is trapped inside a painting because she couldn't find a husband. But one day, her savior, an immature young man released her from the painting and Gumiho helped him to grow up, became man and ended up they both falling in love with each other.
Best Love / The Greatest Love
Best Love is a drama about love, sacrifice and Korean Entertainment Behind the Scenes.
A Hallyu Star and well-know actor falls in love with an ex-idol who works hard to regain her popularity. Even though his agency has repeatedly asked him for not falling in love with her, however, love can happen to anyone. He almost lost everything he's worked for just to be there for the girl.
He didn't know that he has met with this girl (through her song) 10 years ago when he had his heart surgery. Fate brought them together again and follow their journey as they discover that their love is indeed real.